Book: Little Book of Memories - 1 by Lyn Murraycategories: Book, Kid's Books, Child-Centered Books, Family-Oriented Books, Family Situations, Adoption, Life Situations, Children's Book
Lyn Murrayabout this book: Hello. The Little Book of Memories volume series [Vol. 1 & 2] contain four stories in each. Stories about my life growing up as a child, and the people and circumstances who influenced me. These are child-centered, family-oriented books. They make great bedtime stories; but they are being read by some in their Sunday School class, and in day care facilities too.
The title - although obvious - wasn't an easy choice. I labored for months for an appropriate title, and one day my husband said, "these are your memories, so why not call it My Little Book of Memories?" Funny how the obvious is the last place you look. Anyway, I settled for just Little Book of Memories.
The cover was a toss up between two of the featured stories and their artwork: Night Train - which won out, and Roses for Sarah. Night Train is my dad's story, of when he ran away at 12 to find his real parents and hopped a train to take him to his "supposed" destination. It's an awesome story! They are all good stories - as told from a grandmother's heart. Warm and fuzzy kind of stories that are told at bedtime or by the fireside on a cold winter's night.
The hardest part of writing any book - at least for me - it the punctuation. I am a stickler for correct punctuation. I must have been an grammar teacher in a former life. But it's more than that for me - I use punctuation almost like a silent character in my stories.
My research - I lived and loved every single moment of these stories before a single word was ever written. I've been writing these stories my entire life - as I lived the situations the readers are reading.
What did I learn? That one's easy - I was reminded just how important family is, and that although time takes them away from us, they live forever in our heart! Memories live forever, that's why I had to write them down, so I could share them with others - and they would forever become a part of their lives too.
What do I want to tell my readers? Just this, every moment we live makes a memory – and those memories are what sustain us when nothing else can. So cherish them. Cherish every moment – they are who we are. Who we have been, and who we will become. They are priceless. And they are eternal! I hope they enjoy mine!
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